Welcome to Exceptional Student Education (ESE) at the University of Central Florida. ESE, also known as special education, is instruction individually designed to meet the academic, physical, cognitive and social-emotional needs of students with disabilities. Our goal is to assure that all students with disabilities are taught by caring, dedicated, highly-qualified and knowledgeable ESE teachers.
Our faculty are actively involved in research grants and federal and state teacher preparation projects. Funding opportunities (tuition support) are available for several of our programs.
This website is designed to be a resource for you as you continue through your program. We hope that you will find it useful whether you are an undergraduate student, a graduate student, a doctoral student, a graduate certificate student or an ESE minor. We encourage you to consult these pages often to get current program information, locate needed forms, educate yourself about policies affecting your academic career and to explore the many resources available to you at UCF.
Why should I become a special education teacher?
Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate
Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate
Collaborative Intervention Specialist Graduate Certificate
Interdisciplinary Language and Literacy Intervention
Pre-Kindergarten Disabilities Graduate Certificate
Special Education Graduate Certificate
Exceptional Student Education K-12 MA
Exceptional Student Education MEd
Curriculum & Instruction with ESE concentration EdD
Exceptional Education PhD